el viejo nuevo humanismo
Declararon muerto el humanismo, pero late vivo en los corazones de las gentes como el ingrediente imprescindible para el futuro de este mundo nuestro deshumanizado.
“No society known to human history has ever existed which has not been governed by power and authority” (Edward W. Said, The World, the Text and the Critic, 1983 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p.168)
It is only that we can recognize today that European humanism, as a fruit of its times, had its dark side as an instrument in the hands of the powerful and as an active promoter of oppression and colonialism worldwide.
Surely you are not only a European. You are also the same as everybody else: a human being. Worldly European, so to say.
for cookery is a pure expression of the ultimate essence of the humanist spirit: provide humans with that which best befits and uplifts human 'tastes' (today's humanism lies in the inescapable recognizance of our plural tastes where earlier forms rather forcibly sought after the quasi-methaphysical construct of human 'nature')
Today's cosmopolitan humanism lives directly at the heart of the persons themselves as much as it does on libraries and opera houses, if not more.
El humanismo es hoy cosmopolita y democrático, de las personas comunes, de ahí donde siempre palpita lo más granado de la virtud humana.